Lady of Avalon
Lady of Avalon is a May 2019 video slot release from Barcrest with a medieval theme. This is yet another of Barcrest’s slots which have been brought over from land-based casinos to the online world. Named after the enchantress, a pupil of Merlin the Wizard from the Arthurian tales, Lady of Avalon is the latest in a long list of “Book of Ra” slot clones.
This is a highly volatile slot with big potential, offering a maximum payout per spin of 5,000x the bet size. With 10 pay lines and an RTP of 96% (or 94% for wagers of less than €2 per spin) Lady of Avalon is played on a standard 5x3 reel set.
Big wins are usually reserved for the scatter triggered free spins round, during which a special symbol offers fully stacked reels. You can play Lady of Avalon from €0.10 to €500 a spin at participating casinos.
Big Wins on Lady of Avalon
None of the CasinoGrounds- nor Community Streamers have yet to win big on the Lady of Avalon slot. As soon as we do have a clip, it'll be featured here.
Free Play demos of online slots are harder to come by due to regulatory organs banning the practice of such. You can, however, register on any online casinos offering Barcrest slots, for free - and play the demo version there. For a list of online casinos, you might want to check out, take a look at our casino index.
Design & Symbols
It’s the usual uninspiring story from Barcrest when it comes to the design work for Lady of Avalon. The backdrop is pleasant enough I suppose. A gameboard flanked by trees and riverbank foliage to the left, moonlit, starry skies above and an expanse of lake to the right. The leaves and plants gently sway in the breeze while the lake gently ripples. The gameboard is framed in gold with a blue background on which the symbols sit.
The low-value symbols are represented by the royal card values 10-A. The high-value symbols take the form of spell books, horses, castles, and a wizard (presumably Merlin). The latter holds the highest value, a not inconsiderable 500x the stake awarded for 5 on a pay line. The Lady herself acts as the wild and the scatter. 5 of the Lady on a pay line awards 200x the stake.
Free Spins with Special Symbols
As is the case with all ‘Book’ clones, the single feature in a free spins bonus round, triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols. 10 free spins are awarded which can be re-triggered indefinitely by landing 3 or more scatters on any single spin during the bonus round.
Before free spins start one of the regular symbols is selected at random to become a ‘special symbol’ for the duration of the round. When it appears on the reels this symbol will expand to cover the entire reel on which it sits.
Also, special symbols work like scatter symbols in that they do not need to be on adjacent reels to connect for a win. For example is a special symbol land on reels 1, 3, and 5 wins will be paid as though all three reels where next to one another.
Our Thoughts on Lady of Avalon
There’s not much to say here which hasn’t been said time and time again for Book clone slots – except that there are better ones out there.
This is pretty lazy stuff from Barcrest. Not only have they already released a Book clone this year, but it was also a medieval themed slot from Arthurian legend (Excalibur’s Choice). Both are inferior to Play ‘n Go’s June 2019 Arthurian themed Book clone ‘Rise of Merlin’ which at least looks fairly fresh and modern and offers a little twist during the free spins.
Lady of Avalon still has the potential of course, and if you’re a high variance fan with little concern for looks or subtlety then, by all means, give it a shot. I don’t think I’ll be coming back for more though.